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Question DetailsAsked on 4/18/2017

How much to replace roof vent

My roof vent is being destroyed by squirrels. I need to know how much to cover with galvanized material or replaced

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Noi knowing type of vent you are talking, can only give very rough idea - but assuming normal height and slope roof, following should be in the general range:

1) if eave vent screening, probably about $2-4/LF installed by roofer or handyman - with minimum charge probably about $50-100 handyman, $150-250 for roofer.

2) if ridge vent - exposed type, probably in the $10/LF range to install a heavy duty one

3) if ridge vent, shingle covered - probably about $10-15/LF installed

4) if a roof penetration vent - attic mushroom vent, bathroom/kitchen fan vent, etc - probably about $25-70 for the galvanized steel vent itself depending on type and size, and around $150-250 labor charge to remove and replace.

Since you evidently have a serious issue - I would also have a repellant applied. Hot pepper based bear spray works (be sure to warb any workers about having used it) - best on ridge vents if applied from the underside before putting it on so it does not wash off but workers have to wear rubber gloves when putting on - and if you have openings from house to attic you may notice it in the house.

Some people use a vegetable oil with cayenne peppers/powder and cloves mixed in and paint it on the inlet openings of the screening or vent. Most commercial animal repellants do not work or work for only a very short while, or are basically just pepper spray at a higher price.

Generally, metal screening OVER a vent is not a good idea if in a cold area because it can frost up and ice in solid with the moisture coming from inside the house. In areas without significant freezing you could overlay light gauge insect screening, or wrap rooftop vents with heavy gauge hardware cloth (a coarse wire mesh screening, from hardware stores and such) - has too large an opening for bug protection so do not replace any existing ecreening with it - just overlay.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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